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St. Croix Valley Gifted – Chapter Information

 

GT Position Statements

Position statements offer an organization’s official stance and recommendations on the named topic.

  • MEGT – Responding to the Needs of Elementary Level Gifted Learners (2017)
  • MEGT – Responding to the Needs of Middle Level Gifted Learners (2017)
  • MEGT – Responding to the Needs of High School Level Gifted Learners (2004)
  • MEGT – Mandated Services for Gifted Education (2015)
  • NMSA / NAGC – Meeting the Needs of High Ability and High Potential Learners in the Middle Grades
  • ASCA – The Professional School Counselor and Gifted and Talented Student Programs (2013)
  • NAGC – Full archive of NAGC position statements and white papers

Chapter Meeting Handouts

2/12/18 – What People Say About Gifted Education (articles & slides – .pdf resources)

  • Web Resources
    • First-Ever Poll of Voters about Gifted Learners Finds Strong Bipartisan Support for Increasing Funding and Resources for High-Potential Students via Institute for Educational Advancement, March 2017
    • Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections, online professional development from Annenberg Learner
  • Books
    • Designing Gifted Education Programs and Services: From Purpose to Implementation by Scott J. Peters, Ph.D. and Dina Brulles, Ph.D., 2017
  • AV Media

1/11/18 – CHAT on Acceleration with Carol Maleug (articles – .pdf resources)

  • Web Resources
  • Books
    • Giftedness 101 by Linda K. Silverman, Ph.D., 2012
    • Re-Forming Gifted Education by Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D., 2002
    • The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners: Teaching the 4 Essential Steps to Success by Deb Douglas, 2017

11/14/17 – Drawing Out Potential: Kids & Underachievement (articles – .pdf resources)

  • Books
    • Re-Forming Gifted Education by Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D., 2002
    • The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners: Teaching the 4 Essential Steps to Success by Deb Douglas, 2017
    • Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn by Richard Cash, Ph.D., 2016
    • Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades And What You Can Do About It, 3rd Edition by Sylvia B. Rimm, Ph.D., 2008
    • On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children, 4th Edition by Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D., 2010
    • Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression, and Other Disorders (2nd Edition) by James T. Webb, Ph.D., 2016
  • AV Media
    • AUDIO: Dr. Richard Cash on Self-Regulation in the Classroom, interview by Principal Center Radio
    • VIDEO: Self-Regulation and the Underachieving Gifted Learner, NAGC webcast with Alicia Welch and Jen Roth, Ph.D., 2016 – note: audio levels out at ~ 4:00 mark

9/24/17 – Learning to Adapt: Resilience, Resistance, & Realities of Guiding Kids through Change  (articles – .pdf resources)

  • Books
    • Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings (2nd Ed.) by Christine Fonseca, 2015
    • Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears by Dr. Dan Peters, Ph.D., 2013 (SENG Course, CEUs)
    • When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers by Judy Galbraith, M.A. & Jim Delisle, Ph.D., 2015
    • The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything by Judy Galbraith, M.A. & Jim Delisle, PhD., 2011
    • Survival Guide for Gifted Kids: For Ages 10 and Under (Revised and Updated 3rd Edition) by Judy Galbraith, 2013
    • The Resilient Parent: Everyday Wisdom for Life with Your Exceptional Child by Mantu Joshi, 2014
    • Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults by Paula Prober 2016
    • Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum: Practical and Creative Strategies for Teachers by Arthur L. Costa, 2009
  • AV Media

     

    Chapter Meeting Handouts, 2016-2017 School Year

    Additional Resources

    • Balancing Equity and Excellence in Gifted Education, Scott J. Peters, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (NAGC 2016)

     

     

Summer 2019 | August Events and Fall Save the Date!

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Summer 2019 | August Events and Fall Save the Date!

    Be flexible. Look ahead to what’s on the horizon. Steer around hidden obstacles. Advocate, but avoid being “that parent.” Nurture growth. Be ready for the new year. TOPIC | Where the Compass Leads: Guiding GT Kids – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) WHEN | MONDAY 8/12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm – and – WEDNESDAY 8/14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm WHERE | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers A – Upper Level St. Croix Valley Gifted invites you to two events in mid August to help chart the...

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TUES 3/26 @ 6:30pm | Guest Marta Wilson, LMFT, on Mental Health at HS & College

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TUES 3/26 @ 6:30pm | Guest Marta Wilson, LMFT, on Mental Health at HS & College

    What should signal parents and young people to access mental health supports? High school years present particular challenges for young people who may need mental health supports. This is especially true as kids approach 18, when they enter new territory for parental input and intervention around healthcare. We welcome featured guest Marta Wilson, LMFT, from PrairieCare in Woodbury. TOPIC | Supporting Kids’ Mental Health: High School & College Transition  – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Tuesday,...

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MON 3/4 @ 6:00pm | Parenting Beyond the GT Label

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MON 3/4 @ 6:00pm | Parenting Beyond the GT Label

    When do labels help and when do they get in the way? Labels can be obstacles -or- they can open doors. They can offer common ground -or- they can cause conversations to crumble over differences of opinion, culture, and priority. Join St. Croix Valley Gifted for conversation about moving past labels in order to focus on the bigger picture of kids’ emotional well-being and the process of becoming. TOPIC |  Parenting Beyond the GT Label  – Download Flyer (color & grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Monday, 3/4, 6:00 – 7:30...

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THURS 11/15 @ 6:30pm | Growth Conditions: Helping Kids Who are Ready for More

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THURS 11/15 @ 6:30pm | Growth Conditions: Helping Kids Who are Ready for More

Pediatricians show you kids’ physical growth trends and offer guidance. How do you know when to advocate for different growth conditions for learning — or what to ask for? Tammie Stewart is our guest from Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD). TOPIC |  Growth Conditions: Knowing How to Help Kids Who Are Ready for More  (Flyer color & grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Thursday, 11/15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm WHERE | Room 103B @ Oak-Land Middle School, 820 Manning Ave. N, Lake Elmo What do you do for a kid who...

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TUES 10/9 @ 6:30pm | 2e Film & Discussion with Dyslexia Advocates

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TUES 10/9 @ 6:30pm | 2e Film & Discussion with Dyslexia Advocates

Featuring illuminating interviews with students, parents, teachers, psychologists and therapists, 2e: Twice-Exceptional follows the personal journeys of a unique group of high school students in Los Angeles who have been identified as “twice exceptional” – gifted or highly gifted individuals with learning disabilities or differences. TOPIC | Film screening & discussion with Karin Florin, LPN, of Dyslexia Advocates (Flyer color & grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Tuesday, 10/9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm WHERE | Media Center @ Stillwater Middle School,...

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TUES 9/25 @ 6:30pm | CHAT Night: Getting Our Kids to ‘A’

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TUES 9/25 @ 6:30pm | CHAT Night: Getting Our Kids to ‘A’

Join St. Croix Valley Gifted to talk about how we — caregivers and educators — help or hinder kids’ efforts to be life-long learners. Topic | MCGT CHAT: Getting Our Kids to ‘A’  – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) When | Tuesday 9/25, 6:30 – 8:30pm Where | Oak-Land Middle School, Room 101A – 820 Manning Ave. N., Lake Elmo Resources | Access the intro readings and the MindMatters Podcast interview with Jim Delisle (Episode 9) Note | Childcare is not available for this event Nationally known GT expert and...

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MON 2/12 @ 6:00pm | What People Say About Gifted Education

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MON 2/12 @ 6:00pm | What People Say About Gifted Education

What do people say about Gifted Education? Is it necessary? Funded? Provided? Reaching local kids who need it? Why is it often so tough to find clear answers to these and other questions parents have about supports in place for GT learners? Is there a roadmap or silver bullet answer? Do you wonder whether the grass is greener somewhere else? Topic | What People Say About Gifted Education  – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) When | Monday 2/12, 6:00 – 7:30pm Where | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers B – Upper Level...

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WEATHER ALERT for THURS 1/11 CHAT with Carol Maleug

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WEATHER ALERT for THURS 1/11 CHAT with Carol Maleug

There’s a winter weather advisory through Thursday 1/11, though the storm is expected to move out of the area around school dismissal time. As you well know, how the weather actually behaves vs. what the advance forecast models suggest makes a difference to what happens next. UPDATE 5:20pm THURS | The snow is wrapping up in Washington County and activities are continuing as planned, so we will see you at Stillwater Middle School tonight! Please pay attention to Stillwater Area Public Schools bulletins concerning plans to cancel or go...

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THURS 1/11 @ 6:30pm | MCGT CHAT: Why Consider Acceleration?

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THURS 1/11 @ 6:30pm | MCGT CHAT: Why Consider Acceleration?

St. Croix Valley Gifted welcomes Carol Maleug, MCGT State Board President, for a CHAT Night conversation that dives into academic acceleration for gifted learners: why, when, and how? What leads students to the acceleration path and what should you consider? Topic | MCGT CHAT: Why Consider Acceleration? – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) When | Thursday 1/11, 6:30 – 8:30pm Where | Stillwater Middle School Media Center 523 Marsh St. W., Stillwater Should conversations focus on learning pace, depth, rigor, or some combination? Who...

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TUES 11/14 @ 6:30pm | Drawing Out Potential: Kids & Underachievement

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TUES 11/14 @ 6:30pm | Drawing Out Potential: Kids & Underachievement

It’s a common misconception that ‘gifted’ equates to high achievement. Without sustained access to appropriate learning, highly capable kids who don’t experience challenge may coast to “get by,” develop habits that mask their abilities, tune out, act out, or even drop out. What’s the impact when kids disengage or fly under the radar? Is underachievement a ‘phase’ or reason to address a possibly enduring pattern? Join St. Croix Valley Gifted for a conversation that peels away at factors...

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